Tape Measures

A tape measure is a long length of marked material with measurements along the full length. These measurements are often both in metric (centimetres and metres) and imperial (inches and feet) units. Most tapes are flexible, which allow the tape to measure around the curves and enabling it to be rolled up and easily carried. Most commonly made of a coated, flexible steel strip, other measures use plastic or fabric where the measure must be more flexible for accurate use.

Check our Tape Measures Guide for information about the variety of types available, as well as their different applications.

Types of Tape Measures :


Tape measures used in carpentry or construction industries often use a stiff, curved metallic tape that can remain stiff and straight when extended at length. Tape widths vary and wider tapes have a greater rigid strength over a larger distance for ease of use when working alone. The tape can be retracted into a coil for convenient storage and to avoid damage. Flexible measuring tapes are intended for use in tailoring or dressmaking. Known as a ’sewing tape’, these types are made from fibreglass, which does not tear or stretch and typically do not sit within a retractable housing.


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RS Stock No. 706-8141
BrandRS PRO
£4.26
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1.2m 13mm Metric Yes - - Powder Coated - -
RS Stock No. 848-7613
BrandRS PRO
£5.50
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5m 19mm Both No ABS - TPR - -
RS Stock No. 848-7604
BrandRS PRO
£3.50
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3m 13mm Both No - - TPR - -
RS Stock No. 706-8145
BrandRS PRO
£4.26
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1.2m 13mm Both Yes - - Powder Coated - -
RS Stock No. 913-1563
BrandRS PRO
£24.77
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50m - Both No ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-1550
BrandRS PRO
£11.30
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20m - Both No ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 848-7616
BrandRS PRO
£10.15
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8m 25mm Both No ABS - Nylon, TPR - -
RS Stock No. 913-1557
BrandRS PRO
£10.32
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10m - Both No ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-1554
BrandRS PRO
£12.56
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30m - Both No ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9784
Mfr. Part No.1-30-696
BrandStanley
£4.01
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5m 19mm Both - Tylon Tylon Tylon No No
RS Stock No. 776-9775
Mfr. Part No.1-30-686
BrandStanley
£2.55
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3m 13mm Both - Tylon Tylon Tylon No No
RS Stock No. 776-9787
Mfr. Part No.1-30-656
BrandStanley
£7.40
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8m 25mm Both - Tylon Tylon Tylon No No
RS Stock No. 575-087
Mfr. Part No.0-33-553
BrandStanley
£8.42
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5m 19mm Both - ABS PowerLock Mylar No No
RS Stock No. 575-071
Mfr. Part No.0-33-523
BrandStanley
£4.76
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3m 19mm Both - ABS PowerLock Mylar No No
RS Stock No. 517-448
Mfr. Part No.5-33-896
BrandStanley
£33.23
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10m 32mm Both - Chrome Plated Metal, Rubber FatMax Mylar Yes -
RS Stock No. 575-100
Mfr. Part No.0-33-443
BrandStanley
£19.43
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10m 25mm Both - ABS PowerLock PET No No
RS Stock No. 364-4928
Mfr. Part No.0-33-726
BrandStanley
£26.11
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8m 32mm Both - ABS FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 667-5931
Mfr. Part No.0-33-720
BrandStanley
£13.48
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5m 32mm Metric - ABS FatMax Mylar Yes -
RS Stock No. 364-4956
Mfr. Part No.0-34-262
BrandStanley
£14.71
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30m 12.7mm Both - ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 667-5934
Mfr. Part No.0-32-125
BrandStanley
£8.27
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3m 12.5mm Metric - ABS - - - -
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